Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Great... c:geo got a new update that is worth it

If you are a geocaching professional (whatever that means ;) ), you likely use c:geo at some point. The best geocaching app in my humble opinion, just got even better.

The changelog is quite big. I marked the highlights.

New: Improved waypoint editor design (Save button now in title bar)
New: Full support of GeoKrety (Use: Menu - Services - GeoKrety)
New: Optionally disable direction line in maps
New: Undo available for some actions
New: Copy coords from waypoints to clipboard
New: Catch more http links to GPX files from the browser
New: Only turn off GPS in some views if "Low power mode" is active in settings
New: Refresh menu option for trackables
New: Can import TerraCaching.com GPX files
New: Also offer c:geo for opening https cache links
Fix: Close search bar when selecting a cache
Fix: List filter sometimes lost when returning to list
Fix: Sygic navigation working again
Fix: Don't automove marked caches when switching lists
Fix: Waypoint type naming on GPX export corrected
Fix: Improved refresh button size in cache details
Fix: Fixed some possible memory leaks
Fix: Wrong log count shown after logging something else than a found
Fix: Copy to clipboard not possible on Android 5.1
Fix: Cache links in Groundspeaks weekly mails not opening
Fix: Heading line had wrong target when started from compass
Fix: Crash opening geochecker from cache

So for the fans of Geokrety.org, a kind of "open source and free" trackable, this is huge. You can now log Geokrets directly just like any other trackable from geocaching.com. That means no more hassle with the official site, and even with the browser plug-in (Geokrety Toolbox) it was not perfect to log Geokrets on the web. It's over now. Log with c:geo and you're good. Awesome.


Another important thing is thaat you can now open https links with c:geo.
Undo was badly needed. Now it's reality, of course not for everything. But this will help a lot if you did something unwanted.
Now you can also prevent GPS from being turned off and on the other side you can put c:geo in a low power mode which comes handy if you have a separate GPSr anyway.

With all this it's hard for the competition. I don't care if this app is free as in beer, I would pay a lot for c:geo (don't tell the devs ;) ), but it's also free and open source. It's available on Android. Due to restrictions on the Apple app store it's very unlikely that you'll ever get this app. There may be some alternatives on iOS, but it will be hard to be on par with this one.